With the NFL Combine underway in Indianapolis, teams and fans are seeking physical and mental skills that will push a prospect up their team's draft board. The opposite can occur, though, and a prospect can cause their value to crash in a matter of minutes. With that being said, here are the six worst performances at the Combine of all time.
6. WR Anquan Boldin
Boldin was set to be a top prospect out of Florida State. Then, the combine came around and he ran an atrocious 4.7 in the 40-yard dash, the worst score among all wide receivers in 2003. He slipped to the No. 54 selection and the Arizona Cardinals were grateful for that. Boldin has gone on to have a great career.
5. LB Terrell Suggs
The Arizona State linebacker admitted that his combine performance wasn't ideal. Well, his 4.84 time in the 40-yard dash suggests he was understating a bit. He did break the single-season NCAA sack record, though, so it was another instance of game tape saving the day for the No. 10 pick in 2003.
4. CB Morris Claiborne
The LSU star struggled less on the field and more in the classroom. According to available statistics, Claiborne's score of four out of 50 on the Wonderlic test is one of the worst in history. It probably would've been more of a deterrent if he was a quarterback, as he was drafted sixth overall in 2012 by the Dallas Cowboys.
3. CB Joe Haden
Haden was an undersized cornerback coming out of Florida, so he needed to show some athleticism at the combine. Bottom ten positional performances in the 40-yard dash and vertical jump didn't do it. The game tape didn't lie, though, so the Cleveland Browns took him at No. 7.
2. OT Andre Smith
In 2009, the Alabama Crimson Tide tackle showed up to the combine out of shape. Then, he vanished from the combine after some poor interviews with teams. The Cincinnati Bengals still chose to draft him No. 6 overall that year, despite the character questions.
1. QB Tom Brady
The Michigan quarterback was only going to hurt his draft stock in the 40-yard dash. A 5.28 time certainly did that, only besting Chris Redman in 2000. Still, a team took a chance on him during the later rounds. How'd that work out? Five Super Bowls sounds pretty amazing, doesn't it New England fans?
Dang, some of these NFL Combine performances were just atrocious. Fortunately for some of the guys listed above, they've gone on to have outstanding careers in the NFL. This includes capturing Super Bowl rings.